Animal Technical Rescue Awareness


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Course Details

This course provides the knowledge and understanding of skills and resources necessary to respond to a ATR incident as a single incident, or as a component of large scale disaster involving large and small animal and human elements, and to do so in a safe and effective manner, with low impact on ongoing emergency services operations.

This course also meets and exceeds NFPA 1670 Chapter 17.1 - 17.2 guidelines and covers the most likely animal species that first responders are called to rescue and manage: cattle (beef and dairy), horses, including working horses (police mounts, SAR), companion animals and working dogs (SAR, K-9).


Prerequisites: ICS 100 and ICS 200

Topic 1-1: Orientation and Administration
Topic 1-2: Animal Technical Rescue – Awareness Certification Process
Unit 2: ATR – Introduction to ATR
Topic 3-1: Applying ICS/NIMS/SEMS to ATR
Topic 3-4: Size-up
Topic 5-1: Managing Loose Animals
Topic 6-1: Animal Rescue Equipment
Topic 7–1: Trailer Operations
Topic 8-1: Examples and Summary

$125 per student, $180 after July 1st

California State Fire Training is increasing their costs on July 1st.

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Cancellation Policy

If you absolutely cannot attend, your tuition will be refunded only if cancellation is made 15 days prior to class start date, No exceptions please, ie. (Funerals, Weddings, Personal Illness, Employer Conflicts). Cancellations after this time period are non-refundable and cannot be credited to another course.

Class sizes are kept small for quality "one-on-one" training but our courses require a minimum number of personnel for safety and team effectiveness. Therefore, students dropping at the last minute could jeopardize the course numbers resulting in the cancellation of the class for all others scheduled. However, you will be refunded in full if the class has been cancelled by the instructor.

Chico Area Lodging

(Hotels are within 5 miles of each other)
(List increases in price)
*Student discounts may be available

Motel 6

Best Western Heritage Inn

Oxford Suites

Holiday Inn

Marriott Hotel Residence Inn

Check on-line for additional Chico lodging options

Camping: **State Parks Campground at Lime Saddle Marina on Lake Oroville (20 min from Chico, 530-538-2219)

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